Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Interview: Bad Dogs and Drag Queens by Julie Lynn Hayes

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Author Name: Julie Lynn Hayes

Book Name: Bad Dogs and Drag Queens

Series: Rose and Thorne

Book: One

Release Date: May 25, 2016

Blurb:

Vinnie Delarosa and Ethan Thorne are partners—on and off the clock. Federal undercover detectives, they’re part of a covert task force designed to promote goodwill between the feds and local authorities. They lend an unobtrusive helping hand wherever it’s needed. No credit required.

Vinnie and Ethan work primarily in the Southeast region of the United States and live together in Richmond, Virginia. A mugger problem brings them to Roanoke, where Vinnie is thrown out as bait to catch the man who’s been snatching purses in a city park, but they end up with more than they bargained for. Why is Vinnie always the one who has to wear the dress? Ethan says it’s because Vinnie looks much prettier in a skirt. How can he argue with that?

Expecting to return to Richmond afterward, Vinnie and Ethan find themselves assigned a new case instead. They are to go undercover at The Stroll, one of the biggest gay nightclubs in Roanoke. Someone is terrorizing both the customers and the performers. Could they be dealing with a hate crime? Someone has to protect the drag queens of Roanoke, so it’s Vinnie and Ethan to the rescue!

The author is donating 10% of the royalties from this book to No Kid Hungry. Visit nokidhungry.org for more information about this organization.

Pages or Words: 50,000 words

Categories: Crime Fiction, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor, Romance

Excerpt:

“Remind me again whose stupid idea this lipstick was,” I huffed under my breath. Without thinking, I licked my lips. They felt greasy, and tasted even worse. I forced myself not to grimace, afraid it might crack the foundation I’d slathered on my face.

“Mine, you sexy beast,” came the smart-ass reply in my ear. “I think you got purty lips, mmhmmm.”

“Fuck you,” I growled. “You should be doing this, not me, and you know it. I did it last time.”

And the time before that. And the time before that. Wait, did I detect a pattern here?

“What I know is you look better in a skirt than I do. And you look damn good out of it too.”

My cheeks filled with heat at Ethan’s words. Luckily the darkness hid a multitude of sins, my embarrassment being the least of them. Hopefully, no one else was listening—I knew I’d never hear the end of it. Just what I needed—to be the object of ridicule of the Roanoke PD.

Buy the book:

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7762

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-baddogsanddragqueens-2035486-145.html

Meet the author:

Julie Lynn Hayes first began publishing short stories and poetry in the 1990’s, when it was a different ballgame altogether, and Ebooks hadn’t been dreamed of yet. That changed in 2010 with the acceptance of her first romance novel. She’s come a long way since that first book appeared, and is finding the journey a very educational one.

She lives in St. Louis with her daughter Sarah and her cat Ramesses. She often writes of two men finding true love and happiness in one another’s arms, and is a great believer in the happily ever after. She likes to write in different genres, to stretch herself in order to see what is possible. Her great challenge is to be told something can’t be done—she feels compelled to do it.

When she isn’t writing, she enjoys crafts, such as crocheting and cross stitch, needlepoint and knitting, and she loves to cook, spending time watching the Food Network. Her favorite chef is Geoffrey Zakarian. Her family thinks she’s a bit off, but she doesn’t mind. Marching to the beat of one’s own drummer is a good thing, after all. Her published works can be found at Dreamspinner Press, eXtasy Books, and Wayward Ink Press.

INTERVIEW WITH JULIE LYNN HAYES

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Julie Lynn Hayes,  author of Bad Dogs and Drag Queens.  Hi Julie, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

 

  • Do you buy a book because of the cover, the blurb, or something else?

The title and the cover have to catch my eye. A bad cover can be a real turn-off. After that, I read the blurb, and if I’m still interested, I read the excerpt. By then, I should know whether I want to read the book or not.

  • What does ‘romance’ mean to you?

When it comes to romance, I prefer love everlasting, hearts and flowers, soul trembling, and forever ever. My characters fall in love and mean it. They may go through bad times, and have anxious moments, but ultimately, I give them their happy ending. To me, romance is simply love that doesn’t end, and always understands.

  • What are your current projects?

I just started writing the third book in this series, which is untitled right now. I’m focusing on this series for right now, and have set other writing projects aside for the moment.

  • What is the most difficult part of writing for you?

Finding time to write. I work a full-time job, and have other things that require my time. If I can find the time, I can do pretty well with the rest of writing.

  • Tell us something about yourself that would surprise people.

I used to belong, for a short time, to a singing group that was a local chapter of a national organization called Up With People, when I was a teenager. I didn’t belong for more than a few months. When I was curious and searched the Internet for information on the group years later, I was surprised to see some people considered it a cult lol I guess I wasn’t in it long enough to find out.

Where to find the author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julie.l.hayes.7

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorjulielhayes

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ShelleyRunyon

Blog: http://julielynnhayes.blogspot.com

Goodreads Link: : http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3442231.Julie_Lynn_Hayes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond


Tour Dates & Stops:

23-May: Open Skye Book Reviews, My Fiction Nook, Multitasking Mommas

24-May: Velvet Panic, Nephy Hart, Louise Lyons

25-May: Happily Ever Chapter, Books A to Z, The Novel Approach

26-May: Parker Williams, Man2ManTastic, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

27-May: Divine Magazine, A.M. Leibowitz

30-May: Jessie G. Books, Inked Rainbow Reads, Wake Up Your Wild Side

31-May: Outrageous Heroes, Bayou Book Junkie

1-Jun: Hearts on Fire, Nautical Star Books, Prism Book Alliance

2-Jun: Rednecks and Romance, MM Book Escape

3-Jun: Emotion In Motion, Bonkers About Books

6-Jun: Anna Butler Fiction

7-Jun: MM Good Book Reviews

8-Jun: The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat

9-Jun: Unquietly Me

10-Jun: BFD Book Blog

13-Jun: Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews

14-Jun: Molly Lolly

15-Jun: Love Bytes

16-Jun: Havan Fellows

17-Jun: Alpha Book Club, Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings

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